Marshall Davis Jones: Touchscreen

Marshall Davis Jones - Touchscreen

I’ve always been a fan of words. Clearly, seeing that I write everyday. But in this case, I’m referring to the spoken word. Poetry. I’ve been a fan since my early high-school days. So when I discovered Def Jam Poetry a few years ago, I couldn’t get enough of the honest, witty and heartfelt messages spoken out loud.

I was reminded of those particular performances yesterday when my cousin posted a video to a mutual friend’s (Facebook) wall and it immediately caught my attention. I hit up the link and was very impressed by the powerful performance of this young man.

The words/lyrics spoken in this particular verse really caught my attention and whether you want to admit it or not, it pretty much depicts today’s technology-driven generation, speaking the truth with four simple lines:

“From the gardens of Eden to the branches of Macintosh,
Apple-picking has always come at a great cost.
iPad, iMac, iPhone, iChat
I can do all of these things without making eye contact.”

Although this is an old performance, the content is still fresh and relatable, and definitely worth sharing! Enjoy.